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Compensation & Benefits

SECURE Act retirement legislation stalls in Senate

08/06/2019
A bill that would make it easier for more employers to set up 401(k) retirement plans for their employees, which easily passed the House of Representatives in May, is languishing in the Senate.

Snapshot: What do bonuses reward?

08/06/2019
Most employers offer some form of compensation above and beyond salary or normal hourly pay.

More workers now eligible for health insurance

08/06/2019
The number of workers eligible to receive health coverage through their jobs rose from 2014 through 2018, according to a new study by the Employee Benefit Research Institute.

Q&A: Paid leave laws in Dallas, San Antonio go into effect

08/01/2019
Employers with more than five employees in Dallas or San Antonio should make sure their leave policies comply with the new requirements. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about the ordinances.

September 2019: Employer’s business tax calendar

07/31/2019
Here’s your monthly guide to critical payroll due dates.

Can we make pay raises contingent on doing charitable volunteer work?

07/30/2019
Q. Our new CEO believes in volunteering and wants to institute a new requirement that all employees volunteer at least five hours per month to be eligible for pay increases at evaluation time. She wants to provide a list of appropriate places to volunteer. Can she do this?

New California state law extends paid leave to eight weeks

07/30/2019
Effective July 1, 2020, workers who receive paid family leave benefits under the California State Disability Insurance Program will be able to receive eight weeks of paid leave instead of the current six weeks.

New tip-pool rules under review

07/30/2019
The federal Office of Management and Budget on July 26 began reviewing a proposed rule that would formally prohibit business owners and managers from pocketing a portion of their employees’ tips if they pay employees a subminimum, tip-credit wage of $2.13 per hour instead of the usual minimum wage.

Small businesses can soon offer association retirement plans

07/30/2019
According to a DOL statement, the rule enables small businesses to offer benefit packages comparable to those offered by large employers.

Snapshot: Most employers provide full pay during parental leave

07/30/2019
More than half of U.S. employers offer paid parental leave—and more than three-fourths do so with full pay.